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Homes are made by the wisdom of women, but are destroyed by foolishness.
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A wise woman buildeth her house: but the foolish will pull down with her hands that also which is built.
Proverbs 9:13-15 Sat at the door of her house, upon a seat, in a high place of the city, . . .
Proverbs 19:13 A foolish son is the grief of his father: and a wrangling wife is like a roof continually dropping through.
Proverbs 21:9,19 It is better to sit in a corner of the housetop, than with a brawling woman, and in a common house. . . .
1 Kings 16:31 Nor was it enough for him to walk in the sins of Jeroboam, the son of Nabat: but he also took to wife Jezabel, daughter of Ethbaal, king of the Sidonians. And he went, and served Baal, and adored him.
1 Kings 21:24,25 If Achab die in the city, the dogs shall eat him: but if he die in the field, the birds of the air shall eat him. . . .
2 Kings 11:1 Now Athalia, the mother of Ochozias, seeing that her son was dead, arose and slew all the royal seed.
ContextThe Wise Woman
1A wise woman buildeth her house: but the foolish will pull down with her hands that also which is built.2He that walketh in the right way, and feareth God, is despised by him that goeth by an infamous way.…
Then all the people that were in the gate, and the ancients, answered: We are witnesses: The Lord make this woman who cometh into thy house, like Rachel, and Lia, who built up the house of Israel: that she may be an example of virtue in Ephrata, and may have a famous name in Bethlehem:
By wisdom the house shall be built, and by prudence it shall be strengthened.
Who shall find a valiant woman? far, and from the uttermost coasts is the price of her.
Additional TranslationsEvery wise woman builds her house, but a foolish one tears it down with her own hands.Every wise woman builds her house: but the foolish plucks it down with her hands.
Every wise woman buildeth her house; But the foolish plucketh it down with her own hands.
Wise women build houses: but a foolish one digs hers down with her hands.
The wisdom of women buildeth their house; but folly plucketh it down with her hands.
Every wise woman buildeth her house: but the foolish plucketh it down with her own hands.
Every wise woman buildeth her house: but the foolish plucketh it down with her hands.
Every wise woman builds her house, but the foolish one tears it down with her own hands.
Every wise woman hath builded her house, And the foolish with her hands breaketh it down.
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